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Around the world in 80 hours
London, Great Britain - Global Flyer: world record aircraft
Richard Branson, the British magnate owner of Virgin brand, is the sponsor of the project that will see its name in the world record book: the trip around the world in 80 hours by plane, with just one man on board, which will never stop to refuel. To fly the aircraft will be the "historical Branson's rival", the American millionaire Steve Fossett; the two men have always competed to establish the...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency